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Won't start. I had someone tell me it may be the fuel pump…

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Won't start Mechanic's Assistant:...

Won't start

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?

Yes i had someone tell me it may be the fuel pump but not for sure

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Kia?

2010 kia forte

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Forte yourself? What have you tried so far?

The guy has sprayed something unz

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I have disconnected the fuel pump & reconnected it & it worked for two days then cut off again

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Kia Mechanic: HDGENE, ASE Certified Technician  replied 3 months ago
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Kia Mechanic: HDGENE, ASE Certified Technician  replied 3 months ago

Hello, are there any flashing warning lights on when you try to start the vehicle? Do you hear the fuel pump come on when you cycle the key and crank the engine? WIll it run a few seconds if you spray carb cleaner into the intake?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
the warning lights come on didn't check to see if I heard the pump come on & yes it will run for a few seconds when I sprayed the cleaner
Kia Mechanic: HDGENE, ASE Certified Technician  replied 3 months ago

Ok then as long as there isnt an issue with a factory security system disabling the fuel pump, it sounds like a failed pump since it will run with the carb cleaner. Very you have power and ground to the fuel pump or jump power and ground to it, if it wont run, replace the pump.

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Kia Mechanic: HDGENE, ASE Certified Technician  replied 3 months ago

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